Induction Equipment Guide
Fast, efficient, and safe, induction cooking is one of the latest and greatest advancements in cooking since the knife. The simple shape, structure, and design combine with the efficient inner-workings to give powerful heating potential while taking up minimal space in your kitchen so you can increase both versatility and output. Suitable for everything from saute pans to soup pots, the only real limitations of induction systems are the size of the cooking surface and the types of pans you can use. But with our selection of induction ranges , induction buffet tables , and induction ready cookware , those are no longer issues.
Restaurant Kitchen Layouts
Components of a Commercial Kitchen Most people hear "commercial kitchen" and think of ranges, grills, fryers, and maybe a frantic, angry chef yelling out orders. That may be the case, but the true commercial kitchen is much more than just the equipment or personnel found in it. A successful kitchen includes specific components organized in a particular pattern to optimize performance and efficiency. Those components are: Cleaning/washing Storage Food Preparation Meal Cooking Service Cleaning/Washing The cleaning and washing section of a commercial kitchen includes sinks , warewashing machines , and drying racks . This section is first on the list because without dirty dishes there are no clean dishes to serve your food on. Three-compartment sinks are necessary for washing utensils, while warewashing machines can quickly clean plates and other serving vessels to keep the kitchen running at full speed. This section of the kitchen should be located near the kitchen entrance so servers can quickly drop off dirty dishes, and near the storage area so chefs can quickly find clean dishes. Storage The storage area can be split into non-food storage, cold storage, and dry storage. The non-food storage area can be split further into a section for disposable products, a section for cleaning supplies, and a section for the clean dishes from your cleaning/washing area. Remember, in order to avoid contamination, cleaning and sanitation chemicals cannot be stored above food, food equipment, utensils, dishes, or disposables like cups and plastic cutlery . Cold storage is where you keep anything that needs to be refrigerated or frozen , while dry storage includes all nonperishables and other consumables . This area might also contain a receiving area for inventory shipments, shortening the distance new stock has to travel through your restaurant. Food Preparation The food preparation area has sinks for washing produce , cutting areas , and mixing areas. Typically, th
How To Light a Pilot Light
If you're having trouble starting your cooking equipment, it may be due to an extinguished pilot light. A pilot light is a small gas burner that stays lit continuously, so you can ignite a flame for your larger burner. Pilot lights can go out fairly often in busy commercial kitchens. A breeze may extinguish the flame, especially in high-traffic environments or near frequently-used doors. If all pilot lights are out on your equipment, turn on your ventilation hoods, check your gas line, and vent the area. If you smell a strong gas odor or suspect you have a gas leak, contact your gas provider immediately. Do not light a flame or turn on an electric switch until the problem is addressed. With these instructions, you can learn how to light a pilot for several types of equipment in your restaurant. Step-by-Step Instructions How to Light Range Tops On a range top, gas is always coming out of your pilot. 1. Light the pilot light (located within the burner) with a lighter. How to Light a Standard Oven Be sure to set the thermostat to the "off" position and wait 5 minutes before attempting to relight the pilot. 1. Hold down the red button on the gas safety valve to release gas. 2. Light pilot by pushing the red ignitor button. You may need to press it more than once. Continue pressing the igniter button until the pilot stays lit. If the pilot won’t light, you may need to continue holding the gas safety valve button to expel all oxygen from the system. How to Light Fryers 1. Turn fryer off. Turn the gas safety valve knob to “pilot.” 2. Hold the gas safety valve knob in for about 30 seconds to purge oxygen from the line. 3. While holding in the gas safety valve knob, light the pilot. 4. Turn gas safety valve knob to “on.” To turn the pilot off, turn the fryer off, and turn the pilot knob to "off." These techniques can be applied to a wide range of gas cooking equipment, but if you require any clarification or further instruction on the proper procedure to use for your unit, b
Outfit Your Kitchen with the Proper Commercial Cooking Equipment
Filling out your business with the proper commercial kitchen equipment is essential to its success, whether you're starting a restaurant from scratch or looking to expand your menu. Restaurant cooking equipment includes everything from countertop deep fryers that you can use in concession stands to full-sized, heavy-duty ranges that form the backbone of a busy foodservice establishment. Read more
Our selection of standard cooking equipment like ranges, ovens, and deep fryers are configured to use either electricity or gas, ensuring you can find a product that is compliant with your area's safety codes and fuel availability. You can even find accessories that go with your commercial cooking equipment, like fryer baskets and fryer oil filters, so you can pick up all of the extra supplies you need.
On top of restaurant cooking equipment, we also carry specialty products that can be used for specific foods, like gyros and stir fry. And with light duty, standard duty, and heavy duty products, you're sure to find the perfect cooking equipment that works for your business's needs.
We also offer a wide range of products you can use to make sure your commercial kitchen equipment stays in top condition. There are also different accessories you can find — including water filtration systems — that help maximize the power and results that you get from using your restaurant cooking equipment. From simple gas fittings to exhaust hood filters, we have everything you need to clean and maintain your equipment.
Whether you're sauteing, boiling, broiling, or baking, we have a wide selection of commercial ranges to meet any of your cooking needs.
Commercial Fryers and Oil Filtration
These commercial fryers and oil filtration supplies are perfect for making your most popular fried food menu items.
Our selection of commercial grills includes the items you need to cook your foods to perfection. We carry griddles, panini grills, and more.
Specialty Cooking Equipment
From waffle cone and crepe makers to sous vide and rice cookers, we have an extensive selection of specialty cooking equipment for your restaurant.
Steam Cooking Equipment
Steam veggies, cook seafood, and reheat other products quickly and thoroughly with our steam cooking equipment.
Toasters and Breakfast Equipment
Equip your kitchen, buffet, or breakfast bar with commercial toasters, waffle makers, and other breakfast equipment for all your menu items.
Ideal for steakhouses, burger joints, and more, our broilers will make it easy to cook meat, melt cheese, and broil almost any food.
Outdoor Cooking Equipment
Outfit your restaurant with outdoor cooking equipment. From grilling and smoking meats to frying whole turkeys, we’ve got the equipment for you.
Cooking Equipment Parts and Accessories
Keep your grills, fryers, griddles, and other cooking equipment in top operating condition by stocking up on the appropriate parts and accessories.
Other Restaurant Equipment
- Drop-In Hot Food Display Warmers
- Undercounter Freezers
- Glass Door Reach-In Refrigerators
- Glass Door Spec Line / Institutional / Heavy-Duty Reach-In Refrigerators
- Half Door Pass-In / Pass-Through Refrigerators
- Countertop Soup Kettles and Commercial Soup Warmers
- Half Door Reach-In Freezers
- Countertop Pizza Warmers and Merchandisers
- Waste Pulpers / Extractors
- Warewashing Water Softener and Filtration Systems
- Cold Food Tables
- Spec Line / Institutional / Heavy Duty Air Curtain Refrigerators
- Nacho Cheese Warmers
- 64" and 68" Commercial Sandwich / Salad Preparation Refrigerators
- Carving Stations / Carving Shelves
- Cotton Candy Displays and Merchandisers
Our selection of commercial kitchen equipment is supplied by some of the most trusted vendors in the foodservice industry. Whether you're operating a five star restaurant, a takeout establishment, or a food cart, you'll find all the commercial cooking equipment you need. For additional products to fill your commercial kitchen, check out our supplies of food prep equipment, food warming equipment, and commercial refrigeration. If you're wondering where to buy cooking equipment, we have a large selection available at the lowest prices.